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The Hoax (The Hoax #1)

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How well do you know your closest friends? Are they loyal? Are they trustworthy? Are they human? A magnetic false prophet with an unnatural power to enchant; a government agent trying to profile an inhuman breed of terrorist; an otherworldly mastermind posing as an out of work beach bum. And the man in the middle, Patrick Obrien, a humble accountant who discovers his best ...more
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Published July 20th 2006 by Mundania Press LLC
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Aurelio
Jul 02, 2007 Aurelio rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: adults
From its eerie prologue to the final startling chapter, reading Adrienne Jones’ The Hoax is every bit as fun as a roller coaster ride through a carnival fun house with one’s very best friends in tow.

Patrick O’Brien, the tale’s protagonist, is as likeable as a modern day George Bailey, but this is no wonderful life. His best friend Joey Duvaine’s family members are all dead following a quick series of freakish fatal accidents. Dutifully at Joey’s side for the final funeral, Patrick is concerned.
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Patricia Esposito
Jun 13, 2011 Patricia Esposito rated it it was amazing
Two weeks ago I finished reading The Hoax by Adrienne Jones; two days ago I picked it up and started reading it again--unable to let it go. Not since Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles have I both feared and fallen in love with fictional characters so intensely (and no, these are not vampires). But I add ostensibly fictional characters, because I've begun to wonder if they are really at work in this world, haunting me well after reading. Patrick, Shep, and Joey--the trio, a friendship bound so ...more
T.L.
Dec 23, 2014 T.L. rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thriller
Good evening constant reader.
In a nutshell, if you like off the beaten path stories, with characters so well drawn they leap off the page and help you keep turning the pages until you find out what their ultimate fate is, then this book is for you.

Part horror, part science fiction, and all compelling, The Hoax starts off with an attention getting prologue that jump starts the action and then starts revving to full throttle.

How well do any of us really know our "best" friends?
That's one question
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